DAMIEN NETTLES IS STILL MISSING -18 Years on November 2, 2014
The police continue to keep this case open. People ask me why? All I can say is the police have looked at the statements that have been made and they, like us, see that there is a pattern. This has been corroborated by an ex-police informant, who according officers who dealt with her for years she was always reliable with her information. The same names and scenario’s crop up over and again from other sources too.
The initial police inaction was just appalling. When they finally arrested 8 people it was 14 years too late. By then, those involved may have had far more to protect like reputations, jobs and hiding the truth from children and loved ones. Some passed away. Or was a dead man used to quiet this case?
It has been said that Damien was beaten to death by drug induced thugs who took exception to his presence. Some have suggested he was cut up and fed to pigs. Others have suggested he was thrown into a lobster cage and left as bait. Others say it was an accident. A beating got out of hand and he was killed. His body was hidden until a grave was prepared. Those involved are still around I am told. Someone who worked with felling trees and or road works has been suggested and who were local thugs with ties to drug dealers.
There is a fear on the Isle of Wight in some circles when Damien’s name is mentioned. Why? Who is still around that is a threat to anyone who will speak about Damien?
The police say the case is not closed, but it also is not being actively investigated. They want new information based on facts. The fact is that the police inaction has made this case drag on for years without any conclusion. The police lost evidence just a few months after Damien went missing. That is a fact but they don’t come out and tell anyone that they lost evidence. There was CCTV of Damien walking along the High Street after he had been to a chip shop. I asked we look at who else was on the street that night but police had neglected to keep this CCTV film footage safe as evidence, they lost it. They stop short of telling the public that fact. Yet I live with this horror because of years of police inaction and shoddy police work. They won’t spend any more money on Damien’s case and they won’t look for Damien’s body in an area identified by an ex- police informant.
We are digging in an area of interest ourselves. We need police help and they steadfastly refuse. Money is the issue and manpower. They say it’s due to an unreliable witness yet they used to pay her quite happily as an informant for years. It doesn’t add up. It’s not a job for private citizens and the police could do something to help but will not. You will read a long list of actions when police present their press release. Just be aware, the majority of those actions were 14 years after Damien disappeared……too late.
If you thought there was a reasonable chance your loved one was buried somewhere…..what would you do?Those involved, or know who is involved, may close ranks. I have names. Blood is thicker than water and on the IW; there is a strong blood tie between families. We know who you are and we are watching, waiting, and you will be caught.